T.I. stopped by DJ Drama’s show on Atlanta’s Hot 107.9 earlier this week with his newest Grand Hustle signee, Australian rap cutie, Iggy Azelia. Iggy was the lone female on XXL’s 2012 Freshman cover, a fact that Harlem emcee Azealia Banks was none too happy with.
Banks cited that someone who calls herself a “slave master” in one of her songs should not be celebrated within the Hip-Hop culture.
When asked about the Banks’ comments, Iggy had this to say:
“This is my day and it’s my achievement. You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.”
T.I., who admitted he had no idea who Banks is, went straight to the jugular with his comments:
“Strategically if she really cares about a freshmen cover maybe she could hope that she’ll suck enough to get shelved and then next year when the freshmen cover comes back around, maybe she’ll still be a freshman. If you spend half of your day getting money and the other half of your day counting money, you ain’t got no time in your day to worry about nobody else.”
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Azealia Banks caught wind of the interview and went off on T.I. on her twitter.
“Lol I NEVER needed the next n-gga to sit up on a radio show with me and defend me. Furthermore, n*ggas r sitting up here trying to mask/defend what homegirl said. F*ck outta here. Everybody got something slick to say, but no one got an explanation. Come on T.I…. N*ggas is not scared of u and whatever sh-t u got to say on some radio show. @tip you corny for that one. How u a grown man commenting on what’s going on between two girls. Come on son. Stop it. Ruin my career: what f*cking ever… Y’all wish.”
Today Banks added:
“This situation is really funny to me. It’s not like I said some foul out of the water sh-t about Iggy Azalea… I questioned her artistic integrity because of insensitive lyrics. Its not like I made up some bullsh-t and came at her head. In fact the issue wasn’t even really her. The issue was XXL. Why were the only three females nominated for that cover kreayshawn, v-nasty and iggy? Where was Rapsody, or nitty Scott, or Angel Haze? But y’all n-ggas don’t hear me tho. LOL. I think what’s even more interesting about this, is how unable Iggy is to explain herself. T.i can’t even explain for her. Those r my last comments about it. The Internet is making me look like a villain.”
Do you think T.I. overstepped his boundaries by commenting on the situation? I know one thing. Banks is definitely looking like the 2012 Mad Rapper right now! Stop it 5!